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You are not logged in. #1 20071212 17:02:58
An old questionThis is an old question for me. I have been asking this question from the time I was 15. That is, more than 23 years. I am posting the question with slight modifications. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #2 20071213 02:57:04
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Unit of time not given, so I will represent time in 10^k seconds, where k is the largest number from choices 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #3 20071213 03:17:50
Re: An old questionPurely an academic question since the snail is using 10^k seconds for his velocity, but was the orbit circular or elliptical and what was the min and max radius of his orbit? Last edited by NullRoot (20071213 03:23:36) Trillian: Five to one against and falling. Four to one against and falling… Three to one, two, one. Probability factor of one to one. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem. #4 20071213 03:30:20
Re: An old questionAnswers 1, 2, and 4 can be eliminated quickly. The mass of the sun is just less than 2*10^30 kg, which is 2*10^36 mg. Even if we dramatically overestimate and say that the rest of the solar system has 9 times the mass of the sun we'd only end up with 2*10^37 mg of mass for number 4, which is quite small. Numbers 1 and 2 will be much smaller yet than this number, eliminating them. Wrap it in bacon #5 20071213 16:11:19
Re: An old questionWonderful work, Ricky, NullRoot and TheDude. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #8 20081029 22:56:39
Re: An old questionThe question reads "The smallest number apart from zero and one which ...". Wrap it in bacon 